Young Women in Public Affairs Awards

Young Women in Public Affairs Awards
Zonta International, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Scholarship / Financial aid: US $ 1,000
Date: annually
Deadline: 30 September, each year

Pre-university or pre-college women students (ages 16-20) at the time of application are eligible to apply.


District award recipients receive US$500 from the Zonta International Foundation YWPA Fund. Districts may choose to add to this award amount.

International award recipients are selected from District Recipients and receive US$1,000.

Application Process

The YWPA Awards Program operates at the Club, District, and International levels of Zonta International, and is managed by Zonta members. To apply, please contact the Zonta Club nearest you or E-mail your name and contact information to the YWPA Coordinator.

Phase I
Zonta Clubs publicize the award in their communities, distribute, receive and evaluate applications. All application materials, recommendations, and verification of enrollment must be received at Zonta Club(s) by end of February (please note that all the Zonta Clubs have different deadlines). Zonta Clubs must submit their Award recipient's application to the Zonta International District Governor by 1 April.

Phase II
Zonta Clubs select one application to send to the Zonta District Governors. The District Evaluating Committee selects a District recipient from the applications submitted by the Zonta Clubs within the District. The District Governor submits the recipient's application to Zonta International Headquarters by 1 May. The Zonta International Foundation provides an award of US$500 and a certificate to each of the 30 District YWPA Award recipients.

Phase III
The Zonta International YWPA Subcommittee selects five International Award recipients by 30 June from the District applications received. The Zonta International Foundation provides a US$1,000 award and certificate for each International YWPA Award recipient.

Key Dates:

Application available on Zonta International Website 30 September

Club Recipients selected; applications sent to District 1 April

District Recipients selected; applications sent to Zonta International Headquarters
1 May

Announcement of International Recipients 30 June